. . ." -- from the Foreword by Judge John M. Facciola, U. S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Columbia Foundations of Digital Evidence
provides you with a legal and practical approach to the new world of digital information. This book has been described as a "must have" for litigation lawyers, corporate counsel and records managers who want to understand how to appropriately handle the digital information of an enterprise. The book provides an overview and history of digital evidence, as well as a thorough discussion of relevant issues, including:
- How you can view and understand informational records, so that you can ask the right questions in search of the truth;
- An understanding of how to ensure that any digital record is authentic, including a full explanation of how to authenticate digital evidence -- or contest its admission as the case may be;
- A discussion of the three principal foundations that determine whether a digital writing is authentic;
- How to test whether digital information has changed through time;
- A discussion of the various ways evidence of time appears in digital records;
- An overview of identity issues -- How do we know who is playing in our information systems? Is there a way to keep track? Who authored a digital record?
- An understanding of hearsay rules and under what circumstances judges admit computer-generated information into evidence;
- And much more!
The book provides numerous case studies, model witness examinations, and illustrations for a better understanding of both the admissibility and the weight of digital evidence. These case studies show how existing computer systems can be used to produce reliable digital information that should be admitted into evidence. Also included in the book are two studies from real-life federal court litigation cases: Will the Real "When" Please Stand Up?
and A Day in the Life of the Printed Electronic Document
. Lastly, the author provides a discussion of how five other nations, Argentina, France, Germany, Japan, and Russian Federation, have recognized the importance of digital evidence. So whether you are a litigator, a business lawyer or anyone who deals with digital records and evidence, you cannot afford to be without this book. Order your copy today.